About the Technical Assistance Program
The mission of the Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is to advance economic prosperity, health, and quality of life in Indiana and beyond. TAP provides technical assistance, performance improvement, and technology adoption through programs and services that utilize faculty, students, and staff in nine statewide offices. Employers served include companies, hospitals, health departments, and governmental units throughout the state. Impacts are considerable, and since 1986 TAP programs and services have assisted over 13,000 organizations, trained over 34,000 employees, created or retained over $1 billion in sales, increased capital investments by $243 million, contributed to cost savings of $120 million, and created or retained over 13,000 jobs in the state, according to the organizations that were assisted.
Programs and services include:
Technical Assistance Projects
Faculty and graduate student short-term assistance projects on a broad range of business and technical issues. Up to five days of no-cost assistance available for qualifying Indiana based businesses.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
High value, affordable solutions to support manufacturing growth and profitability. As advocates for Indiana's thousands of manufacturers, MEP leverages resources in both the public and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and ultimately increase competitiveness.
Go to the MEP website
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Adoption
A partnership with Indiana manufacturing companies to implement digital engineering, product lifecycle management, and advanced production systems.
Go to the Technology Adoption website
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
Assessments and training for companies with high energy costs.
Go to the Energy Efficiency & Sustainability website
Green Enterprise Development
Green manufacturing skills training that get bottom line results.
Go to the Green Enterprise Development website
Purdue Healthcare Advisors
Performance improvement and technology adoption for Indiana hospitals, the public health system, clinics, and other healthcare providers. PHA provides a broad range of services including lean & six-sigma, consulting, facility simulation, electronic health record adoption, security risk assessments, and community health services.
Go to the Purdue Healthcare Advisors website
Projects are carried out in a professional and confidential manner; we strive for accuracy and quality in all we do.
David R. McKinnis, Ph.D.
Director – Technical Assistance Program
Assistant Vice President for Engagement
1435 Win Hentschel Blvd, Suite 215
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4158
Office: 765.494.9189 Cell: 765.427.7292